I have had the opportunity to take on a "room escape" a few times this past year. If you have not attempted one, you should. A "room escape" is a place where they put you and your friends in a theme designed room. They spread out a bunch of clues and puzzles, hidden and in plain sight. And they give you an hour to find the key or code to get out. I have tried three different rooms and have failed each and every time. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I see the relationship between these rooms and adulthood.
We are placed in this world with no map and no clothes. We have parents who are charged with caring for our needs and teaching us good orderly direction or g.o.d. things. And as we enter into adulthood, we can only hope that we have enough information and knowledge to get us through this world. The next few weeks we will take the opportunity to talk about relationships, what they look like, what they should look like, and the freedom and choices we we get to make in those relationships. And I hope through the next series of Words of Encouragement, we can have a better understanding of Good Orderly Direction and what he wants for us in our relationships.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I even get to this point in life?" Or "Where do I go from here?" If not, book yourself and your friends a room to escape from! The "Life" has so many answers as does the "where" question. And it can all be so confusing. Is there even a right or wrong answer? As a seaway into this series on relationships we shared a little on legacy and fathers. And just like any problem we should start at the beginning as we come to our solution together.
My beginning started with a man and woman who did not do such a great job so another couple had to stand in their place. What does your beginning look like? We should see that in the beginning there is a relationship created between you and someone or something else that provided your needs as a child. Looking back now, can you see that relationship as good?
As a baby, you do not have the capacity to communicate your needs very well. The most popular form of communication is a cry for help. Parents or guardians can gauge how well they are doing by whether or not their child is crying. Without the ability to decipher cries, our best bet as parents is timing of things, but where did they learn this knowledge? From their parents or outside influence? Would it be fair to say who or whatever they got their knowledge from is at a higher understanding of parenting than your parents were? And would you say that your parents or guardians did a good job providing for your needs?
If you are reading this and have not passed away in their care, I would say yes they did a great job. And they did a great job because something outside of themselves aided them. We have this top-down flow of information that is good. The orderly side of things is up for debate on how organized your parents/guardians were, but since this is the pattern we see repeated in history and how it works, this must be a good orderly direction of life. It must be G.O.D.
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
I am excited to share more about G.O.D. and how when we lean on G.O.D. it will help us in life and our relationships. See yous next week!
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